ODS College of
Dental Sciences

909 Adams Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
541-663-2721

About the college

ODS is establishing an administrative and educational facility in La Grande, Oregon, that will provide classroom and clinical facilities for the Dental Hygiene program. Oregon Institute of Technology will provide faculty for classroom and clinical studies based on the successful program it has offered at its main campus in Klamath Falls for more than 40 years. Eastern Oregon University, in a co-enrollment environment, will offer pre-requisite and general education courses. Some non-clinical courses will be taught online by OIT faculty.

The ODS College of Dental Sciences curriculum from OIT is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, and recognized by the Oregon Board of Dental Examiners, the Oregon Dental Association and the Oregon Dental Hygiene Association. Eastern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Faculty

The Dental Sciences faculty is committed to the development of critical thinking skills, self-evaluation and the ethical and moral integrity of each student. They provide academic advising and personal program/career planning. The Dental Hygiene faculty are dedicated, experienced professionals. You can look forward to the faculty providing you with the most current and relevant information available.

Lynn R. Harris

  • Executive Director, the ODS College of Dental Sciences, La Grande Campus
  • D.M.D. (1974), University of Oregon

Viki Points

  • Assistant Professor and Academic Director, the ODS College of Dental Sciences, La Grande Campus
  • A.A.S. (1990), Mt. Hood Community College; B.S.D.H. (2002), Eastern Washington University; M.P.H. (2005), Portland State University

Suzanne Hopper

  • Associate Professor, the ODS College of Dental Sciences, La Grande Campus
  • A.A.S. (1981), Oregon Institute of Technology; B.S.D.H. (1999), Oregon Institute of Technology; M.A. (2006), University of Phoenix

Heidi Denton

  • Instructor, the ODS College of Dental Sciences, La Grande Campus
  • B.S.D.H. (1999) Oregon Health & Science University

Part-time clinical faculty

Julie White, A.A.S. (1987), Oregon Institute of Technology; B.S. (2014), Oregon Institute of Technology

Danielle Abel, B.S. (2008), Eastern Oregon University; A.A.S. (2010), Oregon Institute of Technology

Shanda Dunten, B.S. (2006), Eastern Oregon University; A.A.S. (2008), Oregon Institute of Technology

Amaya Adkins, A.A.S. (2009), Oregon Institute of Technology; B.S. (2009), Oregon Institute of Technology

Kristi Rickert, A.A.S. (2010), Oregon Institute of Technology

Stephanie Petrucci, A.A.S. (2009), Oregon Institute of Technology

Heather Huntington, A.A.S. (2009), Oregon Institute of Technology